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Wii Mini coming to the US for the holidays

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Nintendo<p>Nintendo is certainly beefing up its holiday lineup to appeal to thrifty shoppers who are eager to put a …

Hands On With The Afinia H-Series 3D Printer, A Rugged Printing Rig For Home And School

In the kennel of 3D printers, I’d equate the oddly-shaped and homegrown RepRap printers to lovable mutts. The Makerbot is a golden retriever, ready to please. And the $1,599 Afinia H-Series is a solid, scrappy Jack Russell terrier, willing to get dirty and able to take on all comers.<p>The H-Series …

Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Published A Book About A Child Whose Mom Takes Her iPad Away

She's got a pair of new books out on social media etiquette out including one called "Dot." It's about a girl named Dot, who is 5 or 6 years old, who apparently spends all of her days on social media sites like Twitter or Facebook. (Dot "knows how to tap . . . to swipe . . . to share" the book …

BlackBerry Scraps Bid to Find Buyer, Replaces CEO Thorsten Heins, Gets $1 Billion Investment

BlackBerry is giving up its effort to sell itself to a large investor, and will replace CEO Thorsten Heins, the company said on Monday.<p>The company …

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Google pushes advertisers to buy ads for all devices

October 17, 2013 | 4:51 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/10/17/tech/google-pushes-advertisers-buy-ads-all-devices/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

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Jay Z Has the Room

Everyone knows Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is smart, talented, and wildly successful, his Roc Nation empire continually expanding: the new sports agency, a fragrance launch this month, a luxury-goods partnership with Barneys. What’s fascinating is the way a drug dealer turned rapper turned mogul and …

Korea Will Soon Be Home To The World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper

The world will soon have its first "invisible" skyscraper.<p>There's no construction date yet for the planned 1,476-foot tower, called Tower Infinity. But its architects have just been granted a construction permit to begin building outside of Seoul, South Korea near Incheon International Airport.<p>The …

Stem cells: Living adult tissue transformed back into embryo state

<b>The living tissue inside an animal has been regressed back into an embryonic state for the first time, Spanish researchers say.</b><p>They believe it could lead to new ways of repairing the body, for example after a heart attack.<p>However, the study published in the journal Nature, showed the technique led …

The real reasons Apple's 64-bit A7 chip makes sense

Don't swallow Apple's marketing lines that 64-bit chips magically run software faster than 32-bit relics. What the A7 in the iPhone 5S does do, though, is pave the way for Apple's long-term future.<p>Apple injected a lot of marketing hyperbole into its claims about the wonders of 64-bit computing when …

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Unlikely: The Impossible and Improbable Objects of Giuseppe Colarusso | Colossal

<p>In this ongoing series titled Unlikely, artist and photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagines bizarre and humorous objects, each of which is either …

Meet the startup that’s looking to be the Zipcar of India: Zoom

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Car sharing is becoming a way of life for many young city dwellers in places like San Francisco, New York and Paris — where …

Ping smart wallet tells you when cards go astray

To help stop theft or loss, this Bluetooth card holder will emit sounds when cards are removed or not returned promptly. The wallet can also make noise if you misplace it entirely.<p>Being careless with your wallet or purse is an easy way to have your cash -- and your identity -- stolen. Here's a …

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Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is real, and it's not a phone

Samsung is widely expected to reveal a smartwatch coined Galaxy Gear in the coming months, possibly as soon as Germany's IFA trade show in early September. A Bloomberg report last week ambiguously identified the Gear as being able to "make phone calls," but <i>The Verge</i> has learned today that the …

Nokia Bandit: a 6-inch giant Windows Phone coming soon

Nokia is planning a big-screen Windows Phone for release later this year. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the company is currently testing a 6-inch device with the latest version of Windows Phone. Codenamed "Bandit," the handset includes a 1080p display and a …

Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear to ship soon after September launch

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>On September 4, Samsung is widely expected to debut the Galaxy Note 3 and possibly a smartwatch called the Galaxy Gear. …

515-Pound Halibut Caught By Marco Leibenow Near Norway May Be World Record (PHOTO)

One German fisherman may have just reeled in a world record.<p>According to fishing tour company Angelreisen Hamburg, Marco Liebenow was fishing off the coast of Norway when he managed to catch a 515-pound halibut in July.<p>Speaking on behalf of Liebenow, Angelreisen Hamburg's David Bottcher said that …

Articles about 5 disappearing and invisible walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

Create a space that stands out.<p>Disappearing Corridor is a minimal space located in Hong Kong, designed by Bean Buro.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou …

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Apple iPhone 5S: 'new champagne gold colour coming'

Rumours are circulating that Apple could offer a gold version of its next flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5S.<p>Until now, Apple has only offered the iPhone in black and white, (or 'slate' and 'silver' for the iPhone 5). However, a report in TechCrunch claims that Apple plans to add a gold colour …

Mobile Technology

Beats reportedly looking to end fruitless HTC partnership

The popular headphone maker Beats is reportedly attempting to buy back HTC's 25 percent stake in the company. The news comes from a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report that cites "people familiar with the matter" as claiming Beats is looking to bring in a new investor to provide "fresh funds for growth," and …

See a 3-D Printed Humanoid at World Maker Faire

If you’re attending World Maker Faire in New York next month, be sure to see the progress Chuck Fletcher has made on his InMoov robot, an open source humanoid robot that anyone can print and motorize.<p>I will be brining a fully articulated and animated 3D printed humanoid animatronic robot. The build …

Cadillac Elmiraj Concept First Look

Just a Mirage? Let's Hope Not<p>Hot damn! There were quite a few who doubted Cadillac‘s ability to follow up its Ciel Concept from last year’s Pebble Beach Concours, and yet look at this! This is the new Cadillac Elmiraj Concept the automaker just unveiled at this year’s show. The Elmiraj, a two-door …

What happens to your Macbook Air battery in a year

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>I love my 2010 Macbook, but lately she’s become less of a workhorse and more of a gentle farm pony you feed carrots to at the …

Viacom-Sony TV Is a Big Deal. It’s Also the Same Deal We Already Have.

Viacom’s deal to deliver its cable TV shows to a new Web video service from Sony isn’t final.<p>But it is a big deal: As the Wall Street Journal first …

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ASUS' 31.5-inch PQ321 4K monitor gets reviewed: pricey, but luscious

Let's be honest: almost no one expected one of the world's first 4K monitors to be ho hum. After all, it has eleventy gazillion pixels. Er, a native 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, but close enough. The gurus over at <i>HotHardware</i> were able to take the 31.5-inch PQ321 for a spin, and predictably, they loved …

Leaked photos: Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini is headed to Verizon

Here is it: the Galaxy S4 Mini... for Verizon? As of now, Samsung's smaller Galaxy S4 sibling is an international-only device; in other words, no US carriers have officially signed on to offer it. That said, a Samsung SCH-i435 recently made its way into the Bluetooth SIG's website, and those who …

Chipotle is killing social, and we’re letting them get away with it

<i>This is a guest post by social business strategist Andy White</i><p>Nobody really took much notice when Chipotle got ‘hacked,’ because as hacks go it was as anodyne as they come. It was middle of the road, safe, completely inoffensive to anybody and everyone. It was the CBS prime time of hacks.<p>Turned out …

What the next iPad Mini can learn from the Nexus 7

A week of living with a Nexus 7 shows some of what the Mini needs to do to catch up, and also what the Mini is still doing right.<p>It's August, and Apple hasn't released a new iPad or iPhone in 2013. That should change soon, but to what degree? Yes, we're expecting at least one new iPhone, and maybe …

Gear & Gadgets

OpenGlass uses Google Glass to identify objects for the visually impaired (video)

Dapper Vision's OpenGlass project sees Google Glass' camera as useful for more than just hands-free pictures -- it's a tool for interpreting the world around us. To show that potential, the two-person group has tested two of its Glass apps with visually impaired wearers. The first, Question-Answer, …

Google Play Edition smartphones start receiving Android 4.3 (updated)

If you were wondering just how long it would take the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 to get Android 4.3, we can now tell you: not long at all. Owners of both devices report that they're receiving over-the-air updates to the new OS. There isn't yet word of any …

10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A boy's great grandmother passes out behind the wheel of a vehicle going at a high speed. What's a 10-year-old to do? Grab the wheel like he's on Rainbow Road, that's what!<p>A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother's life …

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